In August 2019, the Riau Regional Police announced that they had named a corporate suspect whom they believe is responsible for contributing to the spread of forest fires in the region. In addition to the Company, the police also named the Company’s manager as individual suspect. The Company is the first corporate suspect announced to the public in 2019 related to forest fires. Far from media coverage, the trial of the Company and the individual suspect started in December 2019. The Ministry of Environment and Forestry also sued the Company at the Central Jakarta District Court. The Company, namely PT Sumber Sawit Sejahtera and one Alwi Harahap had been declared guilty towards the end of May 2020 but the parties decided to appeal.¬†To subscribe please click here